DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago

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The DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago is dedicated to the study and conservation of African-American history, culture, and art. It was founded in 1961 by Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, her husband Charles Burroughs, Gerard Lew, Eugene Feldman, Bernard Goss, Marian M. Hadley, and others. They established the museum to celebrate black culture, at the time overlooked by most museums and academic establishments. The museum has an affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution.

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  • As a historian of the Civil War, I believe it is important for every American to learn about white, Latino and African-American history, culture and art. And I believe there is no better place to...  more »
  • This is a smaller museum but it is packed full of exhibits and history everyone needs to learn. The layout is very well thought out. There is a very lovely extensive collection of artifacts from one.....  more »
  • Always love going here because I can always find out something new or of interest about Afro Americans even before we were considered Americans not humans for that matter. Enjoy the arts and crafts and the entertainment
  • This is a fantastic museum. I would have likely given it 5 stars, but it's under construction, so I gave it a 4. Great place to learn, celebrate accomplishments and see history from the perspective of African Americans.

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